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24th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

Join us—Stand up for the Earth!

Celebrate Writers, Nature & Community

Click here for 2019 "River Village" Watershed Exhibitors Form—trade your exhibit fee for volunteering! Click here to pay table fee online Or mail attn: Watershed to address on form. For more information, or to volunteer or exhibit, contact

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m. sharp
Strawberry Creek Walk:
Poetry, talk, and a walk along beautiful Strawberry Creek through UC Berkeley and its underground path through downtown Berkeley to the Watershed Festival at Civic Center Park. Led by poet/eco-educator Chris Olander, with readings and nature commentary, gather at the southeast corner of Oxford at Center, near the sculpture of the World Globe as you enter the UC campus.

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Noon to 4:30 p.m. • Free

Festival Main Stage • Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park • Berkeley

24th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival! "Stand Up for the Earth with Poetry and Music," readings by over thirty poets and writers, including KRISTIN GEORGE BAGDANOV, SHARON COLEMAN, ANN FISHER-WIRTH, MAYA KHOSLA (Sonoma County Poet Laureate), JOSHUA McKINNEY, STEPHEN MEADOWS, CHRIS OLANDER (Nevada County Poet Laureate), FERNANDO SALINAS, KIM SHUCK (San Francisco Poet Laureate), MANY MORE to be announced, emcees RICHARD SILBERG and KIRK LUMPKIN. WE ARE NATURE OPEN MIC (to read, enter onsite lottery by noon), RIVER VILLAGE exhibitors, PEGASUS BOOK TENT, and more; 100 Thousand Poets for Change event, sponsored by Poetry Flash, Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers' Market, Pegasus Books Downtown, Moe's Books

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival is co-founded by Robert Hass, US Poet Laureate 1995-97, and is a collaboration of Poetry Flash and the Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers' Market, in conjunction with: 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Pegasus Books Downtown, Moe's Books


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